An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives that tell a web server how to behave in specific situations. It should be positioned in the folder where these directives should be performed. A lot of script-driven apps use this sort of a file to function efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use such a file with custom content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that shall show up rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our revolutionary cloud platform regardless of which shared hosting service you choose when you sign up. What is more, if you would like use one of the functions that such a file provides, but you don't have a lot of experience, you could use our .htaccess generator tool, that shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. In this way, you could take advantage of an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With a few clicks, you'll be able to redirect a domain, to select another home page for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a specific website, which can be different from the version that your hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting service which we offer you include a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the opportunity to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you're not very experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options which could be activated via an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you will find when you open the tool. You can also choose in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be all set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a particular website which is different from the version which the account itself employs. Should you have any problems, we have in-depth help articles and instructional videos that shall demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available within the tool.